Saltbush

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Saltbush is a vernacular plantname that most often refers to:

Atriplex, a genus of about 250 plants distributed worldwide from subtropical to subarctic regions. Atriplex species occur natively in Australia, North and South America, and Eurasia. Many Atriplex species are halophytes and are adapted to dry environments with salty soils.

The genus Chenopodium is taxonomically a cousin of the genus Atriplex. Certain Chenopodiums may be called saltbushes. This includes Chenopodium robertianum and Chenopodium nutans.

Sarcobatus vermiculatus, native to North America, is a halophyte plant, and is sometimes informally called a saltbush.

Plants called saltbush

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